HistData v0.8-2


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Data Sets from the History of Statistics and Data Visualization

The 'HistData' package provides a collection of small data sets that are interesting and important in the history of statistics and data visualization. The goal of the package is to make these available, both for instructional use and for historical research. Some of these present interesting challenges for graphics or analysis in R.

Functions in HistData

Name Description
Bowley Bowley's data on values of British and Irish trade, 1855-1899
Cavendish Cavendish's Determinations of the Density of the Earth
Arbuthnot Arbuthnot's data on male and female birth ratios in London from 1629-1710.
Armada La Felicisima Armada
CushnyPeebles Cushny-Peebles Data: Soporific Effects of Scopolamine Derivatives
Dactyl Edgeworth's counts of dactyls in Virgil's Aeneid
ChestSizes Chest measurements of 5738 Scottish Militiamen
Cholera William Farr's Data on Cholera in London, 1849
DrinksWages Elderton and Pearson's (1910) data on drinking and wages
Fingerprints Waite's data on Patterns in Fingerprints
Michelson Michelson's Determinations of the Velocity of Light
Minard Data from Minard's famous graphic map of Napoleon's march on Moscow
Galton Galton's data on the heights of parents and their children
Langren van Langren's Data on Longitude Distance between Toledo and Rome
Macdonell Macdonell's Data on Height and Finger Length of Criminals, used by Gosset (1908)
Guerry Data from A.-M. Guerry, "Essay on the Moral Statistics of France"
HalleyLifeTable Halley's Life Table
PearsonLee Pearson and Lee's data on the heights of parents and children classified by gender
PolioTrials Polio Field Trials Data
Nightingale Florence Nightingale's data on deaths from various causes in the Crimean War
OldMaps Latitudes and Longitudes of 39 Points in 11 Old Maps
SnowMap Draw John Snow's Map of Cholera in London
Virginis John F. W. Herschel's Data on the Orbit of the Twin Stars \(\gamma\) Virginis
ZeaMays Darwin's Heights of Cross- and Self-fertilized Zea May Pairs
HistData-package Data sets from the History of Statistics and Data Visualization
Jevons W. Stanley Jevons' data on numerical discrimination
Quarrels Statistics of Deadly Quarrels
Snow John Snow's Map and Data on the 1854 London Cholera Outbreak
GaltonFamilies Galton's data on the heights of parents and their children, by child
Prostitutes Parent-Duchatelet's time-series data on the number of prostitutes in Paris
Pyx Trial of the Pyx
Wheat Playfair's Data on Wages and the Price of Wheat
Yeast Student's (1906) Yeast Cell Counts
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Type Package
Date 2017-08-16
License GPL
LazyLoad yes
LazyData yes
VignetteBuilder knitr
RoxygenNote 5.0.1
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2017-08-16 14:24:44 UTC; Friendly
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2017-08-16 15:25:23 UTC

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